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12 January 2017, Gateway House

India-EU: space cooperation

India-EU space collaboration is still nascent largely due to the EU’s limited autonomy over its space programme. Astro-geopolitics, an inevitable successor to geopolitics, requires confidence-building and furthering strengthening of bilateral linkages

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As part of the ‘EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative 2016’, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai, partnered with Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, on a series of papers, titled “Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and Emerging Issues.” The following commentary is in response to the paper by Isabelle Sourbès-Verger on EU-India Cooperation on Space and Security’.

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The topic had four sub-themes:

  • India-EU maritime security and freedom of navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean;
  • India-EU defence cooperation: the role of industry;
  • Potential and challenges of India-EU space cooperation;
  • India-EU cooperation on cyber security and data protection.

For more details on the project please click here.

This commentary on India-EU space cooperation is part of the project and has been authored by Dr. Chaitanya Giri and analyses the strengthening of bilateral linkages through regular multi-track dialogues, joint space gaming, techno-economic partnerships and scientific exchanges.

Read the original paper from Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, here.

You can download the PDF version of this commentary, here.

Dr. Chaitanya Giri is a ELSI Origins Network Scientist at the Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and Visiting Scientist, Solar System Exploration Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

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